screen-printed t-shirts for fundraising; helped organize a community screening of a scene not in the final film; & with general support & love

“Like all beneficiaries of DACA, Saba was brought to the United States as a child. Her family moved from Pakistan to Texas where her grandfather, an American citizen, lived and owned a business. They were granted U.S. visas through proper channels. Shortly after they arrived in the U.S., Saba’s grandfather passed away. Left without a family sponsor, Saba’s parents would have to choose between becoming undocumented or returning to Pakistan.

Not long after they immigrated, terrorists bombed the apartment building where they had lived. With the realization that Pakistan was no longer a safe place for the family, her parents decided to stay and become undocumented.

We have spent the past two years with Saba and her family as they faced one set back after another. This film follows Saba’s fight for the rights of DACA recipients, her parent’s immigration status and the certification of her marriage to a U.S. citizen.

*The views and opinions expressed in this film do not necessarily reflect those of Texas Tech University. This is an independent production of KTTZ-TV.”

Jonathan Seaborn, Director

Jonathan is the Production Director for KTTZ where he directs the short documentary program 24 Frames. He also was the co-director of Between Earth and Sky, a feature length documentary film about climate change and how it is impacting Alaska. Between Earth and Sky was accepted into the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, The Environmental Film Festival at the Nations Capital,  and Earth Day Texas Film Festival to name a few. He has received two Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the Lonestar Region.

Paul Allen Hunton, Executive Producer

Paul is the General Manager for Texas Tech Public Media. He has received three Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the Lonestar Region for his short form documentary filmmaking. Paul teaches documentary filmmaking in the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University. Paul was the director of Between Earth and Sky, as well as a producer on Through the Repellant Fence, which screened at SXSW 2017.

Emily De Santos, Assistant Director

Emily is a two-time Lone Star Emmy nominated filmmaker.  She works as a senior producer at Texas Tech Public Media where she produces the short form documentary series, 24 Frames, and many other local productions.  Currently, she is serving as an assistant director on two feature-length documentaries. She plans to have the projects completed by the fall of 2018.

just a few snapshots from July’s Christopher Ponce screening & fundraising event

5&J Gallery at Charles Adams Studio Project, Lubbock, Texas